Jurgen Klopp is confident there is a “lot to come” from Curtis Jones as he revealed the talks that helped the youngster shine for Liverpool.
Jones netted the opener for the Reds three minutes into the second half of their 2-0 Premier League win at rock-bottom Sheffield United on Sunday.
It was the 20-year-old’s second top-flight goal of his career and a first of this season, having already notched in both the Champions League and League Cup.
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Jones has grown in stature in Liverpool’s midfield in recent weeks despite the team’s poor run of league form that had seen them take just nine points from 11 games going into the trip to Bramall Lane.
And Klopp has detailed the conversations that took place at Kirkby this week successfully aimed at the youngster making more of his attacking qualities.
“There is a lot to come from Curtis,” said the Reds boss. “The potential is exceptional.
“We had a lot of talks this week especially, a video session as well where we showed him he has to be more in these decisive areas because he is very good with the ball.
“His control is good. He controls the game really well and keeps the ball, that’s all really good.
“But a player of this quality, we needed him in the finishing situations as well tonight.
“It worked out pretty well so we’re happy about that.”